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Ricky Fowler is tracking to be the next Hogan


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#1 tgreenwood11

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:26 PM

Hogan didnít start winning majors until he was in his 30s.

Discuss.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:27 PM

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:30 PM

Ben Hogan or Hulk Hogan?
swing is irrelevant, score is everything

just say NO.... to practice swings

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:31 PM

He’ll start winning as soon as he gets back from serving his country in the big war.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:31 PM

View Postdlygrisse, on 08 April 2018 - 07:31 PM, said:

He’ll start winning as soon as he gets back from serving his country in the big war.

They've moved the Ryder Cup to Verdun?

swing is irrelevant, score is everything

just say NO.... to practice swings

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:33 PM

Ricky........waiting for the Greyhound bus.  Then it begins.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:33 PM

hogan didn't wait around to congratulate the person that beat him ...

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:34 PM

Well he should have 5 or 6 wins this season then, as Hogan did at his age.

Also, are the people typing "Ricky" purposefully misspelling his name or is it on accident?

Edited by straightshot7, 08 April 2018 - 07:35 PM.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:38 PM

Are you planning on hitting him with a car?
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:41 PM

I think what we are all saying is that Rickie needs a little adversity in his life to get him motivated. Hogan had bills to pay. I sure like Sergio he’ll get his major someday.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:42 PM

No.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:43 PM

Their playing styles couldn't be more opposite.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:44 PM

View PostDarth Putter, on 08 April 2018 - 07:30 PM, said:

Ben Hogan or Hulk Hogan?

Neither. Paul Hogan.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:45 PM

Hogan struggled with his swing.  Once he figured out how to fade the ball and eliminate the snap hook, he started winning.  Not a direct correlation to Fowler.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 07:46 PM

View Postsphna12d, on 08 April 2018 - 07:43 PM, said:

Their playing styles couldn't be more opposite.
Or clothing styles. One dressed like a professional the other like he’s on the way to the gym.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 08:04 PM

Rickie ought to start smoking while he plays.  Maybe he could pick up Ben’s old Chesterfield sponsorship.

Turn that image on its head and maybe win something.
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:06 PM

View Postdlygrisse, on 08 April 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

View Postsphna12d, on 08 April 2018 - 07:43 PM, said:

Their playing styles couldn't be more opposite.
Or clothing styles. One dressed like a professional the other like he’s on the way to the gym.
I saw a grown man, 40's?, wearing a Rickie outfit.  Couldn't decide whether to laugh or weep.

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:09 PM

View PostSean2, on 08 April 2018 - 07:44 PM, said:

View PostDarth Putter, on 08 April 2018 - 07:30 PM, said:

Ben Hogan or Hulk Hogan?

Neither. Paul Hogan.
I'll see your Paul Hogan and raise you David Hogan (Jason Bateman). :taunt:

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:23 PM

Rickie may be too nice for golf. I like him though and he always has a hottie gf and makes bank and seems to have a great life.

He will win a couple majors before he is done. Phil didn't win one before he turned 34 ?

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:42 AM

Fowler fielded questions very well and seemed very confident moving forward. He made a hell of a run from way back and seemed very primed for a possible playoff. Nothing but positives for him.

His time will come. We waited a lot longer for other guys. Phil at 34. Adam Scott at 32. Cabrera could have genuinely had 4-5 majors after age 37 (very close to doing so), let that soak in. ETC.

Rickie will win the big ones eventually. However the hogan comparison really doesn't work...

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 01:56 AM

Phil Mickelson is a better comparison, but by 29 Phil had won 13 times on the PGA Tour. Fowler needs to pick up on the PGA Tour wins, four is not enough for a player of his ability.

I always thought Fowler has been tracking to be the next Fred Couples. Loved by the fans, fun player to watch, but not an all-time legend. Think he'll win a major, but like Couples, could see it being just the one. 15 wins/1 major/2 Players. Could see that when all is said and done.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:03 AM

Fowler is not half the player Hogan was. He played some awesome Golf last night. The up and down from back of thirteen was magical. But he is a product of intense marketing. Other players have won more yet get a tenth of the media coverage.
After last night's performance I think he will win a major, but not nine like The Hawk.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:15 AM

View Postdlygrisse, on 08 April 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

View Postsphna12d, on 08 April 2018 - 07:43 PM, said:

Their playing styles couldn't be more opposite.
Or clothing styles. One dressed like a professional the other like he’s on the way to the gym.

You mean an 80's roller disco for the blind?
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 02:18 AM

Hes a great guy, with great style, charisma, and successful friends.

Hes a second tier golfer though.

Hes far less successful than Bubba Watson, let alone Jordan or Justin

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:59 PM

Pro tip: go easy on the Titoís after The Masters. 😂

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:04 PM

He definitely could win a couple majors within the next two years. He has played the best in majors without winning and has a knack of getting hot and closing with birdies.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:23 AM

View Postfarmer, on 08 April 2018 - 10:06 PM, said:

View Postdlygrisse, on 08 April 2018 - 07:46 PM, said:

View Postsphna12d, on 08 April 2018 - 07:43 PM, said:

Their playing styles couldn't be more opposite.
Or clothing styles. One dressed like a professional the other like he’s on the way to the gym.
I saw a grown man, 40's?, wearing a Rickie outfit.  Couldn't decide whether to laugh or weep.
I think the right thing to do in that situation is both. Can go with the hybrid laughing cry or the more traditional laugh, come to your senses, then cry.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:26 AM

Good conversation on the No Laying Up podcast that shows Rickie's career is closely mirroring Payne Stewart's. A little bit more flash/style than substance in the beginning until he started winning majors at 32/33. Even have the exact same amount of career PGA tour wins before a major (4) if Rickie's next win is a major.
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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:28 AM

View PostDave230, on 09 April 2018 - 01:56 AM, said:

Phil Mickelson is a better comparison, but by 29 Phil had won 13 times on the PGA Tour. Fowler needs to pick up on the PGA Tour wins, four is not enough for a player of his ability.

I always thought Fowler has been tracking to be the next Fred Couples. Loved by the fans, fun player to watch, but not an all-time legend. Think he'll win a major, but like Couples, could see it being just the one. 15 wins/1 major/2 Players. Could see that when all is said and done.

The Couples comparison is a good one, though you will occasionally find people out there who think Couples is a fraud. He hasn't always treated everyone as well as Arnold Palmer. Rickie by all accounts has done his very best to be a nice guy to everyone. Very much in the mold of Arnold. He needs to win more though. Johnny Miller is right about that one. He's the least accomplished superstar we have ever seen in the game. He is a superstar too. I see more TV commercials with Rickie than any other player.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:36 AM

Who is this "Ricky Fowler" and what has he done with Rickie Fowler?!?!?


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